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Saturday, July 30 • 8:00am - 9:30am
Interoceptive Exposure: An Underused Weapon in the Arsenal Against OCD

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Interoceptive exposure (IE), wherein clients confront feared body sensations, is a valuable yet underused OCD treatment technique. For some OCD clients, in vivo and imaginal exposures might be insufficient for complete fear extinction and could leave them vulnerable to relapse. The aim of this interactive workshop is to give clinicians another weapon in their therapeutic arsenal against OCD – namely, IE. This presentation will discuss the rationale for using IE to treat OCD, help therapists identify which patients and symptoms are most appropriate for the use of IE, demonstrate the implementation of IE using actual and videotaped illustrations, discuss common therapist concerns and troubleshooting, and facilitate attendee Q&A.

View slides here: http://www.slideshare.net/IOCDF/shannon-blakey-interoceptive-exposure-an-underused-weapon-in-the-arsenal-against-ocd 

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Jonathan Abramowitz, PhD

Professor and Associate Chair of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dr. Abramowitz is Professor and Associate Chair of Psychology, Research Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina (UNC), and Director of the UNC Anxiety and Stress Disorders Clinic. Dr. Abramowitz has published over 250 research articles, books, and book chapters and he is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders. Dr. Abramowitz is a member of the Foundation’s Scientific and Clinical... Read More →
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Shannon Blakey, MS

Shannon Blakey, MS, is a doctoral student in the clinical psychology program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). She received her master's degree in 2013 from the University of Wyoming and currently works in the UNC Anxiety and OCD Lab with Dr. Jonathan Abramowitz. Ms. Blakey's primary research interests focus on the mechanisms involved in the maintenance and treatment of OCD and related disorders; in particular, anxiety... Read More →

Saturday July 30, 2016 8:00am - 9:30am
Chicago F/G/H, 5th Floor